Everything has come together perfectly for Coastal Carolina. With South Carolina losing to Arkansas and Virginia falling 5-0 against North Carolina, the door was wide open for the Chanticleers to seize a national seed. And they held up their end of the bargain, beating Liberty 6-5 to claim the Big South championship. So the race for national seeds looks like this:
Locks: Vanderbilt, Rice, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona State, Florida State.
Near lock: Coastal Carolina.
Inside track: San Diego.
Still in the running if the Toreros fall: Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia (in that order). If Arkansas wins the SEC tournament, it is likely to bump San Diego or Coastal. Probably USD.